Headlined Guests

Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio TV

Michael Fitzpatrick
Guest Occupation: Music Director and Founder of Millenia Music
Guest Biography:

MICHAEL FITZPATRICK

Hailed by The New York Times as a “[Rebel] marching to [his] own tunes” and by NPR as “An interpreter of the Muse,” Michael Fitzpatrick is at the forefront of utilizing music as a vehicle for increasing compassion in the world.

Recipient of The Prince Charles Award for Musical Excellence conferred by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Sir George Martin, Producer of The Beatles, stated: “Michael Fitzpatrick is beyond a marvelous talent, and I could not agree with him more: music is the only thing that can change the world.”

Fitzpatrick comes from a family of musicians and artists of Polish, Ukrainian, Catalonian, French, and Irish lineage, including Rose Bein Lerman, pianist and vocal-coach to famed Cantor and Metropolitan Opera star Jan Peerce – and the legendary Polish-Jewish violin soloist Bronislaw Huberman – Founder of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

For the past 25 years, he has shared the stage with His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama, performing the Musical Keynotes to set the tone for His Holiness’ Public Talkings and Teachings around the globe. His Holiness stated: “The emotion induced by Michael Fitzpatrick’s music is so powerful it seems almost verbalized. His sound is Clear Light.”

In recognition of his unique musical role in the world, Fitzpatrick was most recently invited to perform the Musical Keynotes for the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Blessing Ceremony at The Vatican. He has performed as soloist at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, the United States Capitol West Lawn, the United States Capitol, the United Nations, the Aspen Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, Times Square New York, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the Jordanian Royal Palace, Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, the Dead Sea, and with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem.

Michael Fitzpatrick has shared the stage, studio, program, publication and broadcast with some of the most iconic figures of our times, including:
President Biden, President Obama, President Bush, President Clinton, President Carter, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela, Shimon Peres, Shirin Ebadi, Betty Williams, Jody Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Rigoberto Mencha Tum, members of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inner circle including Ambassador Andrew Young, the late Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, and Martin Luther King, III, as well as the Greatest of All Times, Muhammad Ali, global citizen Jane Goodall, rock and roll legends Peter Gabriel, Alan Parsons, Joni Mitchell, and Patti Smith, and actors including Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss and Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan.

Recipient of the prestigious Aspen Fellowship and Music Director of the Aspen Institute’s Global Initiative on the Arts, Culture and Diplomacy during its tenure. He is the Founder of Millenia Music, now in its 25th year of bringing healing music to the under-served and tuning the planet, and is Music Director of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Katie Cleary
Guest Occupation: Filmmaker, producer, and philanthropist
Guest Biography:

KATIE CLEARY

Katie Cleary is a filmmaker, producer, and philanthropist. Cleary received her first break on the hit TV show, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and has had an expansive career in the modeling and entertainment business for over 20 years. She has appeared in over 50 campaigns and commercials worldwide.

Cleary is the Founder and Creator of ‘World Animal News,’ which covers the latest breaking animal, environmental, and plant-based news from around the world. She is also the President and Founder of the animal welfare organization, ‘Peace 4 Animals.’ She produced and wrote the award-winning documentary, ‘Give Me Shelter,’ that premiered on Netflix in 2015, and just finished her second documentary titled ‘Why On Earth,’ which follows the work of the leaders at the forefront of the animal welfare movement.

Guest Category: Arts, Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Pets and Animals, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Frank Don
Guest Occupation: Professional astrologer, corporate consultant, business executive, civic leader, international lecturer and published author
Guest Biography:

FRANK DON

As a professional astrologer for thirty years, Frank has a worldwide clientele. Among his clients are entertainment personalities (including Academy Award, Tony Award and Emmy Award winners), sports figures, corporate executives (including COO’s of multinational corporations), professionals and government officials (including leaders in the United States, France, Greece, Israel, South Korea and the United Kingdom).

Frank is a corporate consultant, business executive, civic leader, international lecturer and published author of the books Earth Changes Ahead, Color Magic and Color Your World, published in the US, the UK, Germany, and Brazil, and available through on-line bookstores.

His work on earth changes was commended on a program by the Los Angeles Federation of Scientists. His book was recommended as suggested reading for a course in Catastrophic Geology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Frank has accurately forecasted climatological events, economic conditions and geopolitical situations, some of which have been reported in Los Angeles Weekly and The New York Times Magazine. Frank has appeared on radio and television programs around the country and is credited with an accurate on-air prediction of the eruption of Mount St. Helens on WTOP radio in Washington, DC.

His work on color is included in the Faber Birren Collection of Color housed at the Art and Architecture Library of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and at the Royal College of Art in London, England.

His education includes graduation from The Choate School, a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.B.A. from New York University.

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Astrology, Psychic & Intuitive
Justin Michael Williams
Guest Occupation: Author, Singer and Transformational Speaker
Guest Biography:

JUSTIN MICHAEL WILLIAMS

From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, JUSTIN MICHAEL WILLIAMS knows the power of healing to overcome. He is an author, top 20 recording artist, and transformational speaker who is using music and meditation to wake up the world.

When he was younger, Justin always wanted to be a singer, but a lifetime of being bullied, teased, and abused, made him give up his dream. Then after a seminal moment with his dying grandmother, Justin woke up—and his debut album premiered in the top 20 of the iTunes charts next to Britney Spears and Taylor Swift. He has since been featured by Billboard, Grammy.com, SXSW®, and shared on stages alongside some of the most compelling leaders of our time, including Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, and Chaka Khan.

With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering voice of color for the new healing movement—between his podcast, keynotes, and motivational online platforms, Justin’s teachings have now spread to more than 40 countries around the globe.

Justin is dedicated to using his voice to serve. To being a beacon of hope for those who are lost, and to making sure allpeople, of all backgrounds, have access to the information they need to change their lives.

“When people wake up to their own brilliance—it’s like magic,”says Williams. ‘If my work and art can inspire people to do that, then I’ve fulfilled my mission.”

His book, Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us, is being released nationwide February 11, 2020. 

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Rev Dr Christopher Macklin
Guest Occupation: Psychic and Founder of The Global Enlightenment Project
Guest Biography:

DR. CHRISTOPHER MACKLIN

From losing it all to a spiritual awakening that set him on his divine healing path. 

Born as a highly aware psychic child in Chester, England, Christopher Macklin was able to perceive energy fields, spirit activity and multi-dimensional phenomena from a very young age.

He initially took the more traditional route through life and tried to fit in best as he could, but his career as a successful aviation industry engineer came to an abrupt end when a failed real estate venture caused a series of financial difficulties that resulted in Christopher living out of the back of his car, homeless on the streets of Manchester, England. In a very short period of time, Christopher found the world as he knew it turned upside down. Newly divorced, his money all gone and unable to get a job, he began to understand that the Divine had other plans for him.

In a pivotal moment sitting in a square in Manchester with nothing to call his own and nowhere to go, he promised himself and God that he would use his healing abilities to serve humanity and he surrendered the rest to God. Things began to dramatically shift after this and Christopher was afforded the opportunity to meditate for hours a day for four years in order to integrate his highest path and to understand the divine healing that he was being called to share with the world. 

Today, Christopher works with thousands of clients internationally. He provides a full range of healing services that address a spectrum of physical, mental and emotional issues and he teaches people about their divine sovereignty, divine alignment and the divine plan.

He and his wife Amanda have founded The Global Enlightenment Project to serve an awakening humanity and to support the healing needs of people all over the earth.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Self Help, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
Cori Rios
Guest Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography:

CORI RIOS

Sonoran Singer-Songwriter Cori Rios brings a unique brand of Desert Reggae, Cowboy Surf, and Sonora Folk on his first full length album Airizona. He records all his music in 432Hz and fronts Phoenix band The Hourglass Cats.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Terry Bouton
Guest Occupation: Associate Professor of History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Guest Biography:

Terry Bouton is an Associate Professor of History at UMBC. He was the 2012-2015 Presidential Teaching Professor at UMBC and an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. He teaches courses on the American Revolution, the Constitution, the Early National Period, and the Atlantic Revolutions of the late-18th to mid-19th centuries (the American, French, Haitian, and Latin American revolutions). His research examines the meaning and practice of democracy during the era of the American Revolution. His first book, Taming Democracy: “The People,” the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution (Oxford, 2007), won the 2008 Philip S. Klein Book Prize and was an Honorable Mention for the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.

Currently he is working on a new book entitled, “Foreign Founders: How European Financiers Helped Write the Constitution,” that explores the influence of foreign investors in shaping the nation’s founding moment.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Legendary Concert Promoter and Author
Guest Biography:

D A N N Y   Z E L I S K O

Recounts His Legendary Career in His New Book

ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter 

Hundreds of remarkable photos and astonishing stories

Special Guest on

Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho

 

Danny Zelisko began promoting concerts in Arizona in 1974. He founded the legendary concert promoting firm called Evening Star Productions, that brought worldwide attention to the youngest state on the US mainland, by the entertainment industry. He became known as one of the world’s best promoters and talent buyers, a true rainmaker when it comes to discovering and booking talent in all sorts of situations.

Beginning with promoting concerts at Dooley’s Nightclub (700 capacity) in Tempe, Zelisko and his team promoted hundreds of new and veteran bands in facilities across the valley. Acts such as The Police, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads, KISS, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, and Nirvana (among many others) performed at the intimate venue from its opening in 1976, until it closed after several ownership and name changes (aka After the Gold Rush and Electric Ballroom) in the mid-1990′s. Nightclub concerts by recording stars began happening all over the country, with Zelisko leading his territory in this area of booking.

In the 1980′s Zelisko’s company and staff grew. He became the state’s most prominent concert promoter, producing hundreds of shows each year, while also becoming New Mexico’s busiest promoter. Evening Star also promoted shows in almost every state in the USA during the 80′s and 90′s, while promoting shows in every venue, small and large alike, all over the southwest, including Vets Memorial Coliseum, the original home of the Phoenix Suns, then America West Arena, now known as US Airways Center.  Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney were among the stadium events promoted by Evening Star.

In 1990, Evening Star began promoting shows in the Desert Sky Amphitheatre, with its grand opening show with Billy Joel. The facility has undergone several name changes, including Blockbuster Pavilion, Cricket Amphitheatre, Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion, and finally now known as Ak-Chin Pavilion.

By the year 2000, consolidation of concert promoters began by SFX, as they bought up many of the country’s biggest promoters, including Bill Graham Presents from San Francisco, Electric Factory from Philadelphia, Don Law from Boston, Pace Concerts from Texas, and many more. Evening Star joined the ranks of these fabled promoters, by selling to SFX in 2001. Zelisko became President of the Southwest office of SFX. A few years later, Clear Channel Communications bought SFX, and Zelisko and his staff became part of Clear Channel Entertainment.

In 2006, Clear Channel spun the entertainment division and all of its promoters and venues into what is now called Live Nation, where Zelisko remained as President and then Chairman of Live Nation Southwest, until he left his post in 2011, to begin promoting shows as Danny Zelisko Presents.

Zelisko’s focus has always been on putting the right acts in the right places at the right time with the right ticket prices in order to maintain fun and excitement for audiences and artists alike. DZP continues to bring top name acts to the Phoenix area, as well as Las Vegas and Albuquerque.

Purchase

DANNY ZELISKO’S NEW BOOK

ALL EXCESS Occupation: Concert Promoter

by Danny Zelisko  (Author), Tondra Dene (Editor), Kirk Gibson (Foreword)

Available at amazon.com

ALL EXCE$$ - OCCUPATION: CONCERT PROMOTER ---The new book by DANNY ZELISKO This is the 2nd edition of the original book. Landscape style layout makes it the perfect coffee table book. Making the book even more unique and valuable, it is signed by the author, Danny Z. Four years in the making, enjoy 360 pages bursting with stories and over 700 never before seen photos from Danny’s personal collection from over the years. The Foreword was written by baseball legend and live music fan Kirk Gibson. Pictures and stories feature Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, as well as Chicago Bears sports legends Brian Piccolo, (the subject of the movie Brian’s Song) Gale Sayers and The Cubs’ Ernie Banks, along with so many more! The book chronicles Danny’s childhood passion for collecting memorabilia and autographs, all the way through his rise to becoming Arizona’s premiere concert promoter. For a limited time, get your edition shipped to you in the classic White Castle crave clutch box, complete with coupons for free burgers, while supplies last.

Book Reviews …

Roger Waters: "I approve of your book. I particularly like the photo of you with the big box of cash after the Pseudo Floyd gig. Though the touching bit is the ’72 Chicago gig, Pat Leonard stuff. Nice!"

Joe Bonamassa: "Never a dull night hanging out with my friend Danny Zelisko and hearing classic music stories of the bands I grew up with. Looking forward to reading his book."

Rob Halford: "From Chuck Berry to Barbara Streisand to Whitney Houston as well as Judas Priest - Danny has worked with them all, And along the way witnessed huge moments not just in music but also our country’s history and culture. This book is one hell of a ride from a guy who’s had one hell of a life. With many moments to make, no doubt!"

Garland Jeffreys: "Just got my copy and it's filled with hilarious hijinks and behind the scenes tales that only a brilliant promoter and story teller like Danny could tell. Sample chapters include "Sam Kinison Guilty as Charged: I was a bad influence on THIS guy?" "Working with Pink Floyd - I Know Which One's Pink" "When a Deal is not a Deal - Lessons in Being Fair." Danny is one of the people who really knows how to make the music business fun and his love for artists has always made me love him in return. Get your copy now!"

David Ellefson: "So proud of my dear friend and legendary Arizona concert promoter Danny Zelisko as he releases his memoir "All Excess". Danny has promoted most every Megadeth show in the area since the "Peace Sells..." tour in 1987. Order a copy now and savor some killer stories of the concert business harkening back to when the independents ruled the roost. I'm proud to be a part of his story."

Bill Siddons: "When I saw $40 I thought “Is he nuts.” Then the book showed yesterday and we saw the scope, the magnitude, the accessories (I love the bookmark) I realized ‘it’s all worth it." Elayne saw it and said “I want to use those ideas for my book!” Well done Danny!

Larry LeBlanc, Celebrity Access: "Zelisko’s most recent project is the 4-year birthing of his 364-page book, “ALL EXCE$$ — Occupation: Concert Promoter,” maybe the best single book ever written about America’s concert business; it’s a damn fun first read, and a fascinating second read."

 

For more information

about

DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS

Visit

www.dannyzeliskopresents.com

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/dannyzeliskopresents

Facebook

Danny Zelisko Presents (@DZPresents) / Twitter

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Guest Category: Arts, Education, Entertainment, History, Music, News, TV & Film, Variety
Chris Foltz
Guest Occupation: Brand development catalyst, inspirational speaker, VP of Global Reach for Sensi Media Group and Publisher
Guest Biography:

Christopher Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and currently serves as Vice President of Global Reach for Sensi Media Group, publisher of the award winning cannabis lifestyle publication Sensi Magazine.  From his roots in national politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world. 

Chris’ unique approach has been featured in multiple publications, and media programs throughout the world and he has the opportunity to speak across the nation on life, leadership, and organizational development. Chris was recently named to the Institute for Real Growth’s ‘2021 IRG100’, a cohort of the top 100 CMOs and growth leaders from global brands around the world. Foltz’s inclusion is the first for the cannabis related industries and brings direct collaboration with Fortune 100 C-level peers over the seven month leadership program culminating at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France.

As the Vice President of Global Reach, Foltz leads one of the three main divisions of Sensi Media Group - alongside Global Revenue and Business Operations. Global Reach comprises all of Sensi's award winning consumer facing portfolio including: Creative, Content, Editorial, Markets, Brand Partnerships, Digital, and Entertainment. Sensi Magazine has been named 'Best Publication' in the industry three times by the Cannabis Business Awards, featured as one of Forbes Magazine's 2020 'Best Startup Employers' in America, a 7x winner at the 2020 FMA ‘Charlie Awards’, and Sensi Magazine Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief was honored as one of the ‘2020 Top Women in Media’ by Folio Magazine.

From strategies lending the creation of meaningful brand partnerships, crafted messaging and corporate give-back models, to advocating for the under-served through pro-bono work, lobbying and initiative implementation, Chris has forged his path as a communication specialist and a real asset to start-ups, global leaders, entertainers, athletes, government organizations, nonprofits and everyday people he serves.

A genuinely humble man with an echoing presence, Chris’ numerous accolades and accomplishments aid in defining his true ability to serve the masses, and offers an in-depth look into his visionary insight. It’s hard to go far in Chris' path without hearing his name or seeing evidence of his direct impact.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, News, Science, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Bassist, songwriter, co-founder, and second-longest serving member of heavy metal band Megadeth, author and entrepreneur … a true Renaissance man
Guest Biography:

D A V I D 

E L L E F S O N

LEGENDARY BASSIST WITH THRASH METAL TITANS

M E G A D E T H

RELEASES NEW SOLO ALBUM ENTITLED

'NO COVER' 

AND NEW NOVEL 

The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman

Exclusive Interview

 

From humble farm roots in rural Minnesota, David Ellefson has come a long way, literally and figuratively, to conquering stages around the World as bassist of thrash metal titans MEGADETH. Revered for his unique, hard-hitting playing style, and unwavering dedication to his musical craft, Ellefson has woven a vast professional tapestry as a bassist, songwriter, record producer, clinician and author. As a member of MEGADETH, he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold & platinum records and toured the world for the better part of 3 decades.

In addition to Megadeth, David has lent his playing and writing abilities to several other recording and touring projects including Soulfly, F5, Temple of Brutality, Altitudes and Attitude (With Frank Bello of Anthrax) and Metal Allegiance.

Ellefson who holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and continues to lecture on a variety of music and business-related topics, has also ventured out into other related forays, as president of record label EMP Label Group (Ellefson Music Productions), and with his own coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.

Purchase the latest release

 by

 E l l e f s o n

entitled

NO COVER

David Ellefson is keeping things rolling with a new solo album called No Cover, which he released simply under the name Ellefson. Although his name takes top billing, the Megadeth bassist tapped his huge pool of talented friends to cover some of his favorite rock and metal songs from the 70s and 80s.

At amazon.com

 

Also

 David Ellefson’s novel

The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman

by David Ellefson (Author), Drew Fortier (Author)

At amazon.com

 

The Sledge Chronicles:Rock Star Hitman is the first chapter in the action-packed saga of Sledge; an up-and-coming musician who uncovers a startling quid pro quo: in exchange for achieving his dreams of Rock stardom, he must enlist as a ruthless killer for a clandestine agency. Filled with twists, turns, screams, and even laughs, Rock Star Hitman is the cult thriller you've been dying for. Rock Star Hitman is the first in The Sledge Chronicles series and is the first fictional title authored by Grammy award winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, co-written by musician, filmmaker, actor Drew Fortier.

 

For more information

 about

D A V I D

E L L E F S O N

And

MEGADETH

Visit

https://www.davidellefson.com/

David Ellefson Official Website

https://www.facebook.com/davidellefson

Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/davidellefsonbass/

Instagram

https://twitter.com/ellefsondavid

Twitter

https://megadeth.com/

Megadeth official website

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, News, TV & Film
Psychedelic experience, Much more than visions - it's the source of life, joy, truth and bliss
Guest Occupation: DR. RICHARD GROSSMAN Ph.D. - Exploring Ayahuasca, Acupuncture and Healing
Guest Biography:

Richard Grossman is a acupuncturist and an Oriental medical doctor, who works extensively with a variety of healing modalities which include herbal medicine, sound healing and ayahuasca.

Early on in his education, he had the assignment to decide what he wanted to be when he grew up. Without thinking, his answer was that he wanted to study the effects of plants and medicines on the mind – this, without even knowing that such a thing existed.

His spiritual search also started early. He was a voracious reader, focusing on Asian and South Asian philosophies and shamanism.

By the age of 15, he had concluded that the only reason to be alive was to help others out of their suffering. It was the beginning of his calling to the path of the healer.

Richard’s spiritual journey took him next to India. There, on the banks of the Ganges, he studied meditation and the deep connection between body, mind, and spirit.

Shortly after beginning his medical practice, his lifelong interest in healing and spirit merged again, joined, this time, by the power and profound beauty of entheogens with sound and music, and went on to study extensively with indigenous healers in Ecuador and Peru.

He now leads ayahuasca ceremonies in many parts of the world, and continues to offer his gifts and wisdom in the service of helping others.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure
Steve Chirico
Guest Occupation: Mayor of Naperville, Illinois
Guest Biography:

Steve Chirico was first elected to the office of mayor in 2015 as Naperville’s first new mayor in two decades. As a seasoned business leader, Mayor Chirico understands how a well-balanced community, a strong business climate and a solid economic development plan impacts the vitality of a world-class community like Naperville.

Throughout the first four years of his administration, Mayor Chirico, alongside the Naperville City Council, focused on implementing a long-range financial plan for the City. These efforts resulted in the lowest municipal tax rate Naperville has seen in 50 years, a return to structurally balanced budgeting, $33 million added to citywide cash reserves, and an anticipated 24.5% reduction in general corporate debt by the end of 2019. Now in his second term, Mayor Chirico’s administration continues to focus on public safety improvements, encourage development in the community, and address the need for housing options that cater to millennials and senior citizens.

Mayor Chirico has lived in Naperville for more than half a century and has observed the ongoing changes in this City firsthand. After graduating from Naperville Central High School, he attended Northern Illinois University and started a small tile shop to help pay his way through school. That shop has since grown to become Great Western Flooring, which still has its administrative offices, warehouse and a showroom in Naperville, in addition to two other showrooms in Oswego and St. Charles.

Mayor Chirico and his wife, Julie, have seven children all born and raised in Naperville. Mayor Chirico has been active in the community and region for many years. This includes his term as a City Council member from 2011-2015, his work with 360 Youth and Family Services, Naperville Responds for Our Veterans, the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA), City of Naperville Advisory Cultural Commission, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Steering Committee, and the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference, which he serves as president of for the 2019 fiscal year. Most recently, Mayor Chirico was named by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to serve on the nine-member Illinois Firefighters Pension Investment Fund (IFPIF) Transition Board.

Widely regarded as the best place to raise a family, work, and retire, Naperville has received several awards throughout Mayor Chirico’s tenure, including being ranked in the top 25 best neighborhoods for small business, the best city to raise a family in America, and the safest city in America.

Mayor Chirico’s tireless dedication to Naperville, coupled with his passion for the City and devotion to serving its residents and businesses, continue to make Naperville the premiere location to live, work, and explore in the Chicago metropolitan region.

Mayor Chirico's current term expires in 2023.

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Senior Editor, The Washington Post , Author, Trump Revealed
Guest Biography:

Marc Fisher, a senior editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions, over

30 years at the paper. Fisher wrote several Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s special reports editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an assistant city editor. His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007), traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a visiting scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Fisher is the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.
Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with heavy metal band Dokken and his post-Dokken solo band, Lynch Mob
Guest Biography:

G E O R G E   L Y N C H

LEGENDARY GUITARIST and SONGWRITER

with

D O K K E N

and

L Y N C H  M O B

SPECIAL GUEST

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS with RAY SHASHO

 

Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Kansas native Wil Martin (Earshot) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!

As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.

When George Lynch joined Dokken in the early 1980’s, success came very quickly. As history proves, much of the band’s album sales and credibility is the result of George Lynch’s guitar abilities and songwriting. With Dokken, Lynch recorded five albums from 1983 to 1988, all of which did remarkably well in the United States, Europe and Asia. This worldwide success made George Lynch one of the most influential rock guitarists in modern music, even earning the band a Grammy nomination in 1989 for Best Rock Instrumental. 1989 was also the year the George parted ways with Dokken and began the new decade with a different approach…enter the Lynch Mob.

By the early 1990s George had become a marquee guitar hero throughout the world. 

 

Two Giants Of Metal

GEORGE LYNCH & JEFF PILSON

Reteam For A Killer Covers Album

‘Heavy Hitters’!

The new album from Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch and former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! Available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!

Purchase the album now

at amazon.com

 

The

Banishment

Debut Album!

New project

 featuring Lynch / Devix / Haze

 

About

The Banishment 

Donate to the project

at

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-banishment-debut-album--3#/

The Banishment is a three-piece passion project and collaboration between guitarist GEORGE LYNCH, programmer & multi-instrumentalist JOE HAZE

& LA based artist DEVIX. 

Original recording sessions began in 2015 when Haze & Lynch set out to challenge themselves and charter new territories after living through two separate and already prolific careers.  

Stepping out from behind the curtain Joe Haze has co-written and produced this new single with his first functioning band in over 10 years.  Meanwhile, Lynch has been met with opposition pushing his creativity into darker, more subliminal and chaotic territories since the 90s, finally together they’ve found a solid work-flow and composed dozens of plausible album cuts.

After 5+ years of failed attempts auditioning various vocalists with names to street corner crooners The Banishment was close to being shelved or released as an instrumental project.  

Enter "DEVIX AKA" (Devix Szell).  Grinding teeth against metal in the Los Angeles underground with bands like THE NARCOSIS DESIGN & SYMBOLISM (feat. original members of CHRISTIAN DEATH & SAMHAIN), Devix has been contributing to the self-proclaimed #DREAMPUNK genre.

Through a series of chance meetings and name droppings at the 2019 Cold Waves Music Festival, Devix was introduced to Joe Haze, vetted and finally introduced to guitar legend George Lynch.  

Upon hearing the words “DREAM PUNK”. The project was creatively green lit by Lynch and the three have been collectively working around the unpredictable Covid 19 Lockdown restrictions.

Now with lyrics by Devix and full collaboration with Lynch & Haze... LOST HORIZON is the first of many traxxx to come.  With your help, THE BANISHMENT will complete what is sure to be a memorable and important connection to the planet's survival mechanisms and leave a mark in each artists' respective catalogs.

 

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Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, News, TV & Film, Variety
Dr. Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC, BCHH, MS
Guest Occupation: Founder Impact Inc & Executive Director of Apeiron Academy, Epigenetic Success Coach, Author, Speaker
Guest Biography:

I’m Dr. Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC, BCHH, MS and what a joy it has been to assemble some of the top leaders in the health, wellness and longevity fields to bring the Codes of Longevity to YOU.

I have long held the belief that we each are LIMITLESS.  For over 20 years my professional career as a doctor, coach and leader in the fields of human flourishing have allowed me to connect the dots for enthusiasts and experts alike to know what IS possible in living a life of thriving.

For my full bio visit, DocMelissa.com

For now, I invite you to learn about each leader that has lent their voice and expertise to this important book. The Codes of Longevity will reveal how to slow down, stop, and reverse age so you can rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul to look, feel and live your life optimized to 120 and beyond!

READ MORE: About – Doc Melissa

Dr. Melissa Petersen
Founder Impact Inc & Executive Director of Apeiron Academy

Epigenetic Success Coach, Author & Speaker

Office: 828.338.9545
Direct line: 404.514.5348

Website: www.CodesofLongevity.com

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You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today will effect the lives of millions tomorrow...be a candle and light the way~ B.J. Palmer
Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Nutrition, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help
Medicine Ceremony Music: by Debbi Dachinger & Rob Rowe, Singing and Guitar
Guest Occupation: podcaster, author, singer, musician
Guest Biography:
In an unprecedented experiment, this 13+ year award winning podcaster sings (!) for you, her audience in this show segment.
During COVID lockdown while many have taken up new hobbies and practices, Debbi Dachinger dusted off her vocals and two months ago began singing again, for the first time in 13 years.
Rob Rowe dusted off his guitar after two decades of NOT playing and joined Debbi. Together they put together a set of medicine ceremony tunes -- definitely songs for our times and here they are. We truly hope you enjoy this music and it soothes your soul.
Want to write a book? Join the live monthly coaching: from book idea to published: https://debbidachinger.com/visiblevisionaries
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DEBBI DACHINGER is a Media Visibility Authority who helps clients stand out and create an authentic presence. She is a syndicated, award-winning podcast host, nominated for two People's Choice Podcast Awards, a Webby award, interviews celebrities on the red carpet, has been interviewed on over 1,500 media outlets, and is the author of four international bestselling books. As a certified coach, she offers group and private sessions to help you write a page turner book, runs a company with a fully-done-for-you guaranteed international bestseller book launch program, and teaches how to be interviewed on radio and podcast shows with results. For over 13 years, Debbi has hosted the award-winning, syndicated podcast called “Dare to Dream,” on Apple podcasts, BBSRadio, and https://www.YouTube.com/debbidachinger. Debbi is a keynote speaker at high level national events; a media personality, has been seen in the news, documentary films, on the cover of magazines, and is a regular featured contributor to Published Magazine. Awards and Accolades: Editor’s Pick: Featured Intriguing Creator, Podcaster Icon of Influence, Broadcasting Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, inducted into the Who’s Who Hall of Fame for Entertainment, winner of Successful Achievements from Voices of Women Worldwide, and recipient of Heart and Spirit Award from the Evolutionary Business Council.
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Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Spiritual, TV & Film, Variety
Jennifer Weiss
Guest Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon & Mom of 3, specializing in Pediatrics & Sports Medicine
Guest Biography:

California orthopaedic surgeon Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Communications Cabinet at the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

The AAOS’ Communications Cabinet promotes musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and the specialty of orthopaedics through media relations and internal and external communications, including its member magazine, AAOS Now. Through its activities, the Communications Cabinet oversees, coordinates and supports the leadership of the AAOS in the accomplishment of their goals and objectives within the priorities of the overall strategic plan and provides liaison support to other Councils, the Board of Specialties, Board of Councilors and other advisory boards.

Jennifer M. Weiss, MD

Dr. Weiss is an orthopaedic surgeon at Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles Medical Center and specializes in pediatric sports medicine. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2011, she practiced at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group as director of the Pediatric Sports Program.

Dr. Weiss graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed her internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

She has been active with the AAOS for nearly a decade, and most recently served as a mentor in the Leadership Fellows Program, and was a fellow herself in that program in 2010 to 2011. Dr. Weiss also served on the nominating committee for the Board of Specialty Societies. In addition to holding a previous term on the Communications Cabinet, she also served as a Member at Large on the Board of Directors and on the Women’s Health Advisory Board.

Dr. Weiss also is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), serving that organization as the most recent Communications Council Chair on their Board of Directors.

Dr. Weiss lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: American singer, songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist with legendary classic rock artists FIREFALL
Guest Biography:

LEGENDARY ROCK BAND

F I R E F A L L

RELEASES NEW CD

ENTITLED

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FIRST NEW ALBUM IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LONGTIME BAND MEMBER

D A V I D 

M U S E 

Very few legendary rock groups boasting a string of seminal 1970s hits contain three original members in their ranks more than four decades later. Even fewer have a brand-new album out that vividly captures the sound and power of their best-known classics. Firefall has both. That’s reason for serious celebration from their legion of loyal fans.

“Firefall hasn’t made a new record for a long, long time, since the ‘90s,” says Jock Bartley, the band’s founding lead guitarist and vocalist. “With three of us original guys in the band—myself, Mark Andes on bass, and David Muse on saxophone, flute, and keyboards—we’ve been touring, and it just felt to me as leader of the band, ‘It’s time. We need to start looking at material, writing material, to put a new album out.’” 

Comet, out December 11 on Sunset Blvd. Records, is that long-awaited release. Their lineup completed by drummer Sandy Ficca and singer/guitarist Gary Jones, Firefall set out to make an album on the same lofty artistic par as their ‘70s classics for Atlantic Records, when they set the pop singles charts ablaze with “You Are The Woman,” “Just Remember I Love You,” and “Strange Way.” They succeeded magnificently. 

The band had to overcome a few obstacles along the way. “The problem was that the five members of the band live in five different states,” says Jock, who produced the disc along with the band and a handful of collaborators. “When we’d fly somewhere to a gig, at soundcheck or something, we might look at a new song or talk about recording or whatever. But to get all of us in the same town at the same time to record was really a challenge for me. We’d have a gig in Colorado, and everybody would come out and we’d stay out for a couple of days and record a couple of songs. Same thing when we’d go into Nashville—we’d go stay at Gary’s house and go in the studio and record a song or two.” 

Conquering those logistical roadblocks was worth all the effort. The rocking opener “Way Back When,” one of four tracks on the set that Bartley wrote or co-wrote, pays tribute to the classic musical era that inspired Firefall. “The first verse and first chorus is set in 1965. The second verse and chorus is ‘67, and the third verse and chorus is 1969,” says Bartley. “The first verse is kind of the Beatles and the Stones sand the Byrds. The second verse is Aretha Franklin and the Young Rascals and the groups that had music out then. I sing the song, but the person singing the lyrics is looking back and remembering how the ‘60s were so vibrant and had such great music. We thought it would never end.”

Firefall cut its 1976 Atlantic debut album at Criteria Studios in Miami. It included “You Are The Woman.” “Rick was thinking in his head, ‘I need to write a really happy, positive pop song that’ll be in the Top Ten!’ And he wrote ‘You Are The Woman,’” says Jock. “Some of us in the band didn’t really like it, because it was really different. It wasn’t like ‘Mexico’ or ‘Livin’ Ain’t Livin’’ or ‘Cinderella’ or any of that strummy, fast, ballsy stuff that Firefall was becoming. But boy, most everybody, including the producer and then Atlantic Records, they heard that song, and they went, ‘That’s what we want!’” “You Are The Woman” crashed the Top Ten. 1977’s “Just Remember I Love You” and “Strange Way” the next year cemented their stardom. 

“Boulder, Colorado became this hotbed for music, and Firefall was kind of the shining light out of that,” says Jock. “A lot of people have called Firefall ‘the Colorado Sound.’” Now Comet is poised to rocket into the cosmos, the latest chapter in Firefall’s amazing saga. 

 

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Firefall's first album of new music in 25 years. Formed by the former members of the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Spirit and Zephyr, Firefall's commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band's biggest hit, 'You Are the Woman' has been played on commercial radio more than 8,000,000 times and has also appeared in over 75 films and television shows. Over the past four decades, Firefall has toured the world and shared stages with other iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Heart, ELO and Marshall Tucker Band. Currently touring with three original members (Jock Bartley, David Muse, Mark Andes), longtime drummer Sandy Ficca and talented newcomer Gary Jones.

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Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film
Cara Wolf
Guest Occupation: CEO - Ammolite Analytx
Guest Biography:

Cara is the CEO of Ammolite Analytx, a custom AI-powered software and hardware development firm specializing in data analytics, cybersecurity and physical security integration. She is a dynamic and experienced award-winning thought leader, author and speaker with over 15 years of executive leadership.

Cara has a proven track record of conceptualizing, developing and commercializing technology based solutions in software and hardware engineering, financial services, defence and energy sectors. She has expert analytical and problem solving skills coupled with a collaborative team leadership style. Her technical competency, business acumen and drive to succeed deliver exceptional outcomes.

She has won numerous awards provincially and nationally for her strategic technology innovation initiatives and guest lectures regularly on the topics of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, innovation and entrepreneurship. She has extensive experience serving at the Advisory Board and Director level for many organizations including the Council of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership at UCalgary and the International Association of vCISOs. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a SHEInnovator with UN Women. She is recognized as TECTERRA's Woman of Impact, UCalgary's Distinguished Graduate, Woman of Inspiration Trailblazer STEM and nominated for RBC Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.

More information at:
ammoliteanalytx.com 

Cybersecurity Course for Women in Southern Alberta, starts March 3, 2021. Details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/foundations-of-cyber-security-tickets-129615695033

 

Guest Category: Business, Education, Science, Self Help, Society and Culture, Technology
Guest Biography:

 

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with governments, non-profits, and businesses. He has developed successful public-private partnerships in clean power & sustainability programs, projects, marketing, outreach, and policy.  While President of the NY Solar Energy Industries Association, Ron led the campaign that culminated in the $1 Billion NY Sun program. He built and managed successful wind power & solar energy marketing, sales, and public education campaigns, and is a recognized coalition builder with the renewable energy industry, distribution utility companies, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), government leaders, and environmental organizations. Ron Kamen’s life mission is to empower everyday people to make clean energy transitions to reduce their carbon footprint– and save them money. For more than three decades, Ron has energized communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses to take their next step and increase energy efficiency, use renewable energy, and lower electricity, heating & transportation costs. He’s now building an online community of AWESome EarthKind people ready to “Go Clean and $ave Green.” Ron also has a podcast called The AWESome EarthKind Podcast.

Guest Category: Science, Climate Change

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